Wednesday, 16 May 2012

England squad barren of Aaron

First of all congratulations must go out to Scotty Parker and Jermain Defoe for their call ups to the England squad for the Euro's in Poland and Ukraine next month. Parker has been excellent for us this season, and if Roy has any sense will start with him, and Jermain has an excellent goals per minute ratio in the Premier League.

However once again Aaron Lennon has been left out of the squad with Hodgson preferring Oxlade-Chamberlain and Downing as wing options.

It seems that Lennon has been made a constant scapegoat for the failures of the last World Cup having failed to perform to his usual high standard but he was of course not the only player to under-perform. Despite this it seems every other failed English player from England's South Africa campaign will be making the trip yet again.

The return of Lennon to our side brought about a return to our form of earlier in the season and added a dangerous extra attacking source to the side, one that without a doubt England could utilise effectively.

Instead a player with no goals and no assists and another player with less appearances than Jake Livermore this season shall be busy this summer showing England as the mediocre side they can be under yet another average manager.

England's loss is Spurs gain and positives can be taken as it means that he shall be coming back from pre-season fit and ready to go fingers crossed, much like Kaboul and Walker who miss the Euro's through injury. With decision like Hodgson has made it almost makes you pine for the return of Capello!

1 comment:

  1. England were awful in the last WC and we clearly didn't play to Lennon's strengths with our slow build up play.

    Lennon needs early balls so he is 1 on 1 with the full back or quick 1-2's to put him in behind the defence.

    Lennon is truly an exciting player and it is such a shame he hasn't been selected. Even as an impact sub against a tiring defence he would have been a great option.

    Well done Parker and Defoe though!